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Attend the HHSC meeting

April 24, 2015 We would urge everyone to attend Tuesday evening’s public meeting of the Maui Region of Hawaii Health Systems Corp. The topic is the budget cut facing Maui Memorial Medical Center in fiscal year 2016. more »»

Random thoughts

April 23, 2015 Thursday odds and ends: Getting the chair: Wow, we finally got a chance last weekend to try one of those new trim seats Hawaiian Airlines is installing on its Boeing 717s for interisland flights. more »»

Molested yet again

April 22, 2015 Our legal system has a strange bent to it. Some statutes defy logic, and court interpretations sometimes even make them stranger. more »»

New media, old biases

April 21, 2015 As one surfs the massive waves of the Internet ocean, one thing becomes abundantly clear: The World Wide Web is not a place for objectivity. more »»

Learn from a mistake

April 19, 2015 County Council Budget Committee Chairman Riki Hokama has the proper take on the county auditor’s report that says the county lost out on $21 million for failing to send funds from fiscal years 2010... more »»

Forgetful? Join the club

April 17, 2015 Well, here’s a depressing thought: According to an article in The Wall Street Journal titled “Why We Keep Losing Our Keys; Absentminded at Any Age,” the brain’s cognitive functioning peaks at age 20... more »»

A sense of entitlement

April 16, 2015 Now that Attorney General Doug Chin has decided to conduct a criminal investigation of purchases made with his Hawaii County purchase card, Mayor Billy Kenoi has decided he is through talking... more »»

A lot of work, a lot of money

April 15, 2015 If you think you feel a hand on your wallet today, relax — you do. But it’s just your old Uncle Sam relieving you of some of your hard-earned scratch. Yup, it’s Tax Day 201. more »»

This is an agreement?

April 14, 2015 We are confused about the tentative agreement the Obama administration has reached with Iran about its nuclear program. more »»

Anniversary of hero’s death

April 12, 2015 Seventy years ago today, April 12, 1945, Franklin Delano Roosevelt quietly died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Ga. more »»

Who would want the job?

April 10, 2015 It’s surprising but for some unknown reason, a lot of people would like to be president of the United States. more »»

Old folks still rule

April 9, 2015 When one is very young, there is almost a knee-jerk reaction against the establishment. more »»

Ludicrous defense

April 8, 2015 As this is being written or Tuesday, a jury in Massachusetts has just begun deliberations in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon. more »»

Tax freedom getting later

April 7, 2015 If it seems like you are paying more in taxes this year, it’s because you probably are. It’s taking you a bit longer to earn enough to pay your taxes, anyway. more »»

Resurrection and hope

April 5, 2015 The Apostle Mark chronicled the event being celebrated by Christians today: “And the angel answered and said unto the women, fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. more »»

A statistical blip in retail

April 3, 2015 We have a little bit different take on Thursday’s front-page story in The Maui News that showed an increase in the percentage of vacant space in shopping centers on Maui. more »»

An opportunity comes along

April 2, 2015 “Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” — Thomas Alva Edison It has long been a tenet of our society that hard work is the key to success. more »»

Remembering Aloha Airlines

April 1, 2015 March 31, 2015 — Tuesday — was the seventh anniversary of the shutdown of Aloha Airlines. more »»

Imagining the worst

March 31, 2015 A long time ago (in the late 1970s), we were asked to serve on an ad hoc committee to study a money-losing maternity department at a small hospital in northwestern Connecticu. more »»

Champagne on a beer budget

March 29, 2015 Wow! Mayor Alan Arakawa is proposing a county budget for fiscal year 2016 of almost $700 million — 16 percent more than fiscal year 2015. more »»



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